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THE ABGUS. I FRTDAY. APint -in
Both the method and rest: Its when
Syrup of Figs is taken; it ii pleasant
ana reiresuiug 10 me taste, ana acts
fpntlv rpt. nrniimtlr i Via Tvilma."-
Liver and Bowels, cleanse the sys
tem enectually, dispels col is, head-
) C - 1 1 1 1
ai-ijes ami levers ami curefr naoituai
constipation. Syrup of Figs is the
only remedy of its kind ever pro
duced, pleasing to the tasta and ac
ceptable to the stomach, prompt in
its action and truly henefioial in its
effects, prepared only from the most
healthy and agreeable substances, its
many excellent qualities commend it
to all and have made it the most
popular re niedy known.
Syrup of; Figs is for aJe in 50c
and SI bottles by all leading drug
gists. Anv reliable driiTo-ist. mVm
may not have it on hancf will pro-
,uic it yruuipuy lur any one who
wishes to try it. Do not i.ccept any
CALIFORNIA FIG SYhUP CO.
SAN FRANCISCO. CAL.
LOUISVIUE, Kr. NEW YORK, N.-
C. C. TAYLOR,
Firt door east of 1 orVn r.lotb
Statuary Given Away.
Probably that happens at
almost every wedding; and if it
doesn't, it's a good plan to
buy one or two pieces for
the mantel piece, tie center
table, or the corner brackei you
don't know just how to fill up.
I have several pieces of
Florentine statuary, not at all
bad, which I am offering at
very much reduced prices; and
some larger prices, a, so.
G. M Jjooslew
1609 Second Avenue.
$200.00 and Upward
For sale, seenred on Incd worth .'rom throe to five
times the amount of tl e loan.
Interest 7 percent emi-annuilly, collected and
remitted free of charge.
, E. W. HURST,
Attorney at Law
Rooms S and 4 Maaonio Temple.
- HOCK ISLAND, ILL.
J. B. REIDY,
WU buy, sell and manage pr ipertj on eomoit
Bion. Collect rent and pays taxes. Care and
management of property solicited. Kep
resenta some ot then t reliable
. Insurance Compani as In tns
1803 Second Avenue, over
Hoppe's Taila. Shop.
Last Night's Sleeting of th Im
IMPORTANT MATTERS DISCUSSED.
The Hennepin Canal Jtonte Viadart
I uod-Uelrsates to th Kantian
City Convention, fcte.
Last night's regular monthly meeting of
the Kock Island Citizens' Improvement
association was well attended. Presi
dent Jackson j resided and Secretary
seatle was in his place. After the regu
lar order of routine business, the com
mittees were called and under the head of
the committee on Hennepin and Lateral
canals, Capt. T. J. Robinson reported that
he had & letter from Capt. Marshall that
the southern route bad been adopted at
Milan . He had talked with Mr. Sears and
they had come to the conclusion that the
Big Island route would te better than
some other route they might adept. Capt.
Marshall had said that on the Big Island
route he could find enough gravel to
build his locks, and thereby he would be
enabled to complete the work as far as
Penny slough at a cost of $400,000. He
refuted the idea that the watej. power
owners had been asking exorbitant prices
for their property and suggested it might
be well to treat with these water power
owners and see if we can't do something
and have the route reestablished, al
though Capt. Marshall had stated that he
had been instructed to locate the mouth
of the canal at the mouth of Rock river
and there it must go.
President Jackson informed the asso
ciation of a conversation with Capt. Mar
shall wherein the latter" bad said that the
only certain thing about the bill was that
it was to be begun at the mouth of Rock
river and that there it would go, and that
no change would be made. He further
said that the water power owners had
been misunderstood. These people had
never been taken into the confidence ot
the engineers in the matter; that the gov
ernment would not recognize any other
water power than the Sears, and that thev
expected to build a dam that would be a
dam, and no openings would be allowed
except for the Sears power. Mr. Jackson
therefore asked Capt. Robinson if he
could offer any light on ex-Congressman
Gest's mission to Washington as reported
in Thk Abacs of last night.
Capt. Robinson explained that Mr.
Gest bad originally visited Col. Wheeler I
to learn if some compromise could not be
adopted with reference to the canal route,
and he could accomplish nothing. He
next went to Chicago to see Capt. Mar.
shall with whom his efforts were likewise
futile. Then he proceeded to Washington
to use his exertions there in securing
a change in the route. The captain sug
gested that a dispatch be sent Mr. Gest,
asking him concerning the situation.
The thair replied that such action
might be discretionary with the commit
tec on cmals, of which the captain was
Messrs. D. H. Louderback. of the
Chicago street railway syndicate, and A.
J. Blethen, late of the Minneapolis Tri
bune, were introduced to t&e meeting
and were heartily received . Mr. Blethen
made a few remarks, stating that his
coming to Rock Island permanently had
been anticipated by some of our people,
and while be had not yet definitely com
pletcd his plans, he likes the city, its
people and might locate here. He lik
ened the ciliesof Rock Island and Mo-
line to Minneapolis and St. Paul and
stated that wiile it was probable that
the cities at tbe head of the Mississippi
navigation would unite in this generation,
the prospect for Rock Island and Moline
joining hands he believed to te better as
the cities were only three miles apart,
with borders touching, while Minneapo
lis and St. Paul were 10 miles apart. He
believed that the future of the locality
was bright and that consolidation would
hasten the day of a great com
mercial centre being established here.
D. H. Louderback spoke of his having
become moie closely identified with Rock
Island's advancement through the pur
chase by himself and others of the Rock
Island & Milan road. He was cot pre
pared to give any positive information
with regard to future plans. Mr. Louds
erback spoke of the investments made by
the Chicago street .railway syndicate as
very disastrous financially. That the
stockholders is the syndicate had been
deceived in their investment, and instead
of yielding eight per cent as was repre
sented to them that thej would and as
the public had been led to believe, the
lines the in three cities had lost 124,000 in
the past year. He . thought Rock
Island had already evinced
a liberal spirit toward the
syndicate, but he condmned the policy
pursued in Moline and in Davenport. In
the former city be believed the exorbi
tant exactions of the council had been
baaed on the misrepresented idea that the
syndicate had a bonanza, but when tbe
actual situation become known, the atti
tude in that city had been more friendly
toward the syndicate. The three cities
ought to agree to encourage the incoming
of outside capital such as bad come in the
street railway investment and was aggres
sive and helpful to the community in a
larger degree than could be realized. He
spoke of the necessity of further expend
itures on tbe part of the stockholders to
improve and protect what they bad al
ready invested. That all the plans under
consideration would be carried out, though
the syndicate did not expect to realize on
their investment for 10 years . He stated
that the public would be given the best
service possible, with cars every flye
minutes and tbe time reduced frcm the
centre of Rock Island to the centre of
Moline from 45 to 15 minutes.
As to the Milan road, which he and
two others had purchased independently.
he believed it would yield a fair return as
it is, but that by putting in electricity
and making improvements at the tower,
it would involve an amount equal to what
had already been invested, and this could
not be done until the property holders
showed the proper spirit in the way of
donations of land and co operation with
the road in furthering their mutual inter
ests. President Jickson at this iuncture in
vited Vice President Carse into the chair
and he thereupon took the floor and made
an extended statement concerning the
viaduct funds and the part as be under
stood, the railroads had taken . He had
learned that Fred Hass who had general
charge of the viaduct matters bad de
manded f2 500 of the Rock Island road
for expenses in connection with the via
duct. He had been informed that the C,
B. & Q had appropriated $230 to defray
the expenses of Mr. Hass and Mayor Mc
Conochie to Washington, and that Mavor
McConocuie had not received any portion 1
of this sum, his actual expenses having
been voluntarily paid by the city council.
He had information, too, that the Holme3
syndicate had paid Mr. Hass $200 in this
connection. Mr. Jackson held that while
the association, in its efforts to promote
the best interests of the community.
should see to it that all expenses incurred
under its instructions should be met. No
individual member should be allowed to
use its objects for personal profit. It was
due, therefore, to the association that all
money collected in its name should be
promptly reported and accounted for,
and that individual levies should be stop
ped. He notified Mr. Hass of his pur
pose to bring this matter up before the
association and Mr. Hass had acquiesced,
though denying that his last demand was
for $3,500 but for $325, to cover a short
age of expenses.
Mr. Jackson also explained that Mr.
Hass had denied asking over $325 which
be represented as his actual personal loss
of the Rock Island road and he had
exhibited correspondence with Mr. Cable,
of the Rock Island road, which showed
that that he had not exacted more than
A. C. Dart stated that Mr. Hass' levies
upon the railroads had been without the
association's knowledge or authority
other than the understanding that the
Rock Island road would pay for the via
duct plans, and this it had done, the $250
having been paid over to Engineer Boyn
ton. Capt. T. J. Robinson moved that the
matter be referred to the president, secre
tary and Vice-President Carse to investi
gate, and that nothing further be done
by the association until Mr. Hass' return.
It was a matter of record that for two
trips made by Mr. Hass to Chicago in the
interests of the viaduct, he had brought
in claims and tbe association had prompt
ly allowed the same.
E. H. Gnyer contended that the in
quiry on tbe part of the association was
all out of place. Mr. Hass had no doubt
acted and worked in good faith and no
doubt his claim upon the Rock Island
road was presented without any sense of
impropriety on his part. If he had been
employed by the railroads he no doubt
had an understanding with them. The
association could only demand an explan
ation as to what he had done with money
furnished by the association. It was with
the railroads themselves to ask what he
had done with their money.
E. G. Frazer was of the opinion that
the association had a right to ask for an
accounting and that it should be given
Mr. Jackson believed it was to Mr.
Hass' own interests that the explanation
be made, as well as to the interests of the
Vice President Carse suggested that
Capt. Robinson withdraw his motion and
simply request Mr. Hass to furnish the
association with a statement of his re
ceipts and expenditures. He thereupon
offered this as an amendment, but it was
defeated and the motion of Capt. Robin
A communication was read by Secre
tary Searle from the clerks' assembly ask
ing the association to endorse tbe early
closing and Sunday rest movement. The
association adopted the latter portion of
Secretary Searle read a letter from F.
H. Caldwell with relation to the advant
ages the Rock Island. MuEcatine & Peoria
road offered to Rook Island, and asking
what the association wonld do toward
encouragement. The matter was referred
to the committee on railroads.
The president was authorized to ap
point delegates to the Western Commer
cial congress at Kansas City, and today
he named Messrs. Henry Carse, E C.
Connelly and C.J. Searle as such Com
mittee. - - i. '
Dr. C. Bernhardt and Ed. Ereiss wee
admitted to membership.
More of the Davenport Estate
THE OLD HOMESTEAD PURCHASED.
Mor.ls Koenflell Comm Intn Foses
"ioiiorthe II iNtorical structure
1-arse Trartn, Including
the Abattoir, JDi.
The sale of the Davenport real estate
was resumed at the court house at 10
o'clock this morning, another large Crowd
being present, and a great many of the
same ones who wera bidding yesterday
being in attendance, which is Judicative
of the interest that is being taken. The
first piece offered was a tract of 83 acres
lying southeast of the cemetery, and was
sold to Capt. Robinson for $3,225. The
next offered was two tracts comprising
60 acres one a 40 acre tract fronting on
the Milan road and extending east, the
Rock Island & Milan street car line bav
ing a right ot way through that end, and
is now leased to L. B. Strayer, the dairy
man. The other was a 20-acre tract on
the east side of tbe street car line. The
two tracts were sold together to C. J. W.
8chreiner for $6,500. After these a 30
acre tract, situated just south of thj 20
acre tract sold to Mr. Schreiner was
offered and secured by R;v. Thomas
Mackin for $2,225.
Next a tract of about two acres in the
lower part of the city adjoining Kablke
Bros', boat yards, was sold to Wever-
hauser & Denkmann for $925, after which
out lots Nob. 1, 3. 4, 5. 6 and 7, compris
ing in all about .5 acres, extending from
the city abattoir to the boat yards, and
upon which a number of ice houses are
situated, also a part of which is leased to
Capt . Whitney as a boat yard, was bought
by Captain Kobloton for $6,700.
Next tbe Davenport homestead, for
which a number of gentlemen had waited
patiently since tbe sale opened, was
offered, and after some spirited bidding
it Was finally Rold to Morris Rosenfield for
This was the most important purchase
of the day. On the disposition of this
property, the tower and the Milan road,
centered tbe greatest interest. All three
seem to have been most advantageously
disposed of. Mr. Rosenfield has bought
the homestead property for a residence
site. He will tear down the historical
old structure and erect a handsome horre
in its place. . Thus the entire city is to
be benefitted by the transaction, for Mr.
Rosenfield will improve the property in a
manner as will be a source of pride to
THE FILTER STARTED.
Put in Operation at 3 O'clock Thl
At rrnoon 1 Mcrlplive.
The Cable memorial filter was put in
operation at 3 o'clock this afternoon fir
the first tirni wi'.h every promise of sue
As described in our issue of Jan. 2,
following the presentation by Mr. Cable
of the fitter to the city, it js a 3,000,
C00 gallon gravity filter plant, consisting
of three filters. 13 feet in diameter by 14
feet in height. Tbe plant is pro
vided with al! the latest improvements
and the pump and engine to operate the
filters was furnished direct from the Law
rence Machine company of Lawrence,
Mass. The entire plant was erected at
a cost to Mr. Cable of $15,000. on solid
stone foundations ia a new building to
the north of the present waterworks
building, which has dimensions of 68 feet
long by 23 feet in width and 16 feet in
The water is elevated into the tops of
the filters through a flame which is above
the filter tanks. After entering these
tanks the water passes downward through
a clear, pure white bed of crushed quartz,
becoming thoroughly purified and then
passes into a large storage reservoir.from
whence it is pumped direct to tbe mains
by the city pumps. These filters are
washed with purified water, which is ac
complished by a connection direct with
tbe city main, where a reverse current is
fet up in the filters by the water passing
upward. A sand agitator is then set in
motion and the entire quartz bed is stir
red and washed perfectly clean from all
possible impurities. This cleansing op
eration is accomplished inside of 12 min
minutes, once in 24 hours, when the river
is in its worst condition. Ordinarily the
filters wiil run from two to four days
without disturbing. -
The water, after passing through the
filtering process, is absolutely clear,
bright and pure, and free entirely from
all suspended impurities. The consumer
receives the water, therefore, as pure and
unadulterated as it is possible for science
and skill to make it.
' Mrs. William Grav. of 811 Third m
nue. in some way lost hei footing in
Biarung aown a nigm or stairs al her
borne yesterday afternoon and fell to the
floor below fracturing her nose and sus
taining serious bruises. She 'also sus
tained a severe shock, bnt is resting easier
" A little 4-year old daughter of O. F.
Oslerman. the mall carrier, while nlaino
at the tead of a flieht at atitra thta
ing accidentally fell to tbe bottom and
cut a uuie turuugu una caeea oy iauing
gainst some anarp instrument
Tinware And Housk
1612 SECOND AVENUE.
-IN THIS LITTLE MACHINE-
are combined all the latest improvements for similar Machines
building it upon the most improved mechanical principles
to insure speed, comfort and durability.
If jon think of buying a machine it will py you to come and see us.
THE FAIR, 1705 Second Avenue.
We Set tiie Pace, Let Others Follow if lliBy Can
KANN & HUCKSTAEDT,
No. 1811 and 1813 Second avenue,
Offer to the Public the most brilliant line of the season in
Lounges and Couches.
Centre, Librart and
A Sure Cure for a Cough or Cold is
Irish Cough Sryup
Acts quickly, is perfectly safe and never fails to care all Lung troubles.
TRY 10c, 25c and 50c Bottles.
Medicine known for all Kidney, Long and Stomach troubles, in
Thomas Kidney and Liver Pills.
Be a Bottle Samples free.
THE LION PROCESS SHOE?
If not try a pair, they will give you more satis-V,
faction for your money than any shoe you have v
ever bought. Only one sole and that of THE VERY '
BEST. Outer and inner sole one solid piece of the
. best sole leather.
No Ripping off of Soles.
No Squeaking, and no Breaking in.
Just as easy as a hand-turned, and will wear twice
, . I ' O. H.4T. 'I
- as long. Every pair stamped on the -sole I lioh pkocbss 1
. FOB SALS BY - I Pat, Sept. 4. 1888. 1
GEO. SCHNEIDER, ;
Sole Agent for Rock Island. '
Central Shoe Store,. ; ; . ' s ElmBtteet 8tore.' :
1818 Second Avenue. , S92ft tfth Aea.
Furnishing Goods. -
Parlor Tables, Etc.
Druggist, Rock Island.